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Brantham Athletic 0 Eastbourne Borough 1

Brantham Athletic are determined to enjoy one of the biggest occasions in their club’s history, when they entertain both the FA Cup trophy and Step 2 side Eastbourne Borough this afternoon.

Two of Suffolk’s leading lights, on the road running circuit, both enjoyed strong runs over the half-marathon distance at Sunday’s bumper Simplyhealth Great East Run.

The Simplyhealth Great East Run was a roaring success yesterday. A half-fit Carl Marston was one of a field of 3,500 entrants, and he survived to tell the tale – just!

The famous FA Cup trophy will be at BRANTHAM ATHLETIC next weekend, to coincide with the Blue Imps’ historic second qualifying round tie against Eastbourne Borough (on Saturday, September 22).

Witham wrapped up second spot, behind champions Worlington, in Division One of the Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship, after a comfortable win over Maldon, combined with Woolpit’s narrow defeat to Mistley.

The countdown is on for this weekend’s eagerly-awaited second staging of the Simplyhealth Great East Run, in Ipswich.

Brantham Athletic’s reward for their fine first qualifying round victory over Spalding United (1-0) on Saturday is another home tie.

A 300-plus field of runners, joggers and walkers joined in the celebrations, along with the organisers and volunteers, for the sixth anniversary of the Ipswich parkrun yesterday.

Brantham Athletic 1 Spalding United 0

Brantham Athletic have a chance to make history tomorrow, by advancing further in the FA Cup than ever before, although higher-level ranked club Spalding United stand in their way.

Worlington have been crowned Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship Division One champions, following a convincing victory at home to Coggeshall by 107 runs on Saturday.

Suffolk beat Cambridgeshire by 106 runs after bowling out their hosts for 163 in the second innings by mid-afternoon, at Saffron Walden today.

Suffolk beat Cambridgeshire by 106 runs after bowling out their hosts for 163 in the second innings by mid-afternoon, at Saffron Walden today.

Centuries from the Frinton-on-Sea 2nd XI duo of John Hambrook and Miguel Machado helped to inflict a 108-run defeat on Ipswich at Clay Hall Farm, in Division One of the Two Counties Championship.

Needham Market 2 Leiston 2

Suffolk staged a miracle escape act to salvage a draw, after playing second fiddle to leaders Lincolnshire for virtually the whole of their latest Minor Counties Championship fixture, holding out thanks to a terrific rearguard from Michael Comber and Tom Rash at Ipswich School this evening.

Suffolk had a difficult day in the field on day one of their top-of-the-table clash with Lincolnshire in the Minor Counties Championship, held at Ipswich School today.

Athletics correspondent Carl Marston is travelling around the region (and beyond) running in different parkruns. This week he heads east to Lowestoft

Framlingham Town 0 Stowmarket Town 3

Helen Davies and Jack Millar both smashed the course record on their way to impressive victories at the Ipswich Twilight 10K road race, held in the town on a balmy last Friday evening.

Kyran Young and Jed Cawkwell both scored centuries as Suffolk closed in on victory in their Minor Counties Championship match away at Hertfordshire, following day two today.

No club can be happier to welcome the start of a new season than Debenham LC, who ply their trade in Division One North of the Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties League.

Hadleigh United FC Clacton 1

Suffolk cleaned up in super-quick time to secure a crushing victory over rivals Norfolk in a one-sided Minor Counties Championship clash at Copdock today.

A very youthful Copdock & Old Ipswichian side are enjoying a very good season in the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League, as Saturday’s latest success at Great Witchingham again proved.

Jaik Mickleburgh scored a century as Suffolk remained firmly in the driving seat against Norfolk, and within sight of a big victory, following day two of their Minor Counties Championship match at Copdock today.

Suffolk finished in a strong position at the end of day one of their Minor Counties Championship match against rivals Norfolk, at Copdock today.

Colchester Harriers and hosts Ipswich JAFFA scooped the main open titles at last Sunday’s Ipswich JAFFA Ekiden Relay, held over the traditional 26.2-mile (42.2K) distance at Woodbridge School.

Sudbury celebrated a last-over victory, for the second time this season, to further strengthen their bid to retain their Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League title.

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